Easy 5-minute Appetizers: Cranberry Brie Bites and Garlicky Parmesan Shrimp

Holy Crap! Friends just dropped by and you want something quick and easy to serve. We got you. Here are two recipes you can make in five minutes.

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Cranberry Brie Bites

  • Ingredients:

    • Mini phyllo dough shells

    • Brie cheese, cut into small cubes

    • Cranberry sauce

    • Fresh rosemary (optional)

  • Instructions:

    1. Preheat your oven according to the phyllo dough shell package instructions.

    2. Place the mini phyllo dough shells on a baking sheet.

    3. Add a small cube of brie cheese into each shell.

    4. Top each shell with a small spoonful of cranberry sauce.

    5. Optional: Garnish with a small sprig of fresh rosemary.

    6. Bake in the preheated oven for about 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

    7. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly before serving.

Garlic Parmesan Shrimp


  • Cooked shrimp (peeled and deveined)
    Garlic powder
    Grated Parmesan cheese
    Olive oil
    Fresh parsley for garnish (optional)



  1. Preheat your broiler to high.

  2. Place the cooked shrimp on a baking sheet.

  3. Sprinkle garlic powder and grated Parmesan cheese over the shrimp.

  4. Drizzle olive oil over the shrimp.

  5. Broil for 2-3 minutes or until the cheese is melted and golden brown.

  6. Garnish with fresh parsley if desired.

  7. Serve hot as an elegant and tasty hors d'oeuvre.

 Wine Pairing Recommendation:

Looking for the perfect bubbly beverage to complement your appetizers? We've got some fantastic wine recommendations to pair beautifully with both the Cranberry Brie Bites and the Garlic Parmesan Shrimp!

2021 Mary Taylor Veneto Frizzante Sofia Brescia IGT

NV Une Femme "The Betty" Sparkling Brut, Central Valley, CA

NV Figo Prosecco DOC Extra Dry Treviso

2016 Ataraxia, Skylands Farm, Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge, Chardonnay

2021 Kumusha 'Flame Lily' White Blend, Slanghoek, Western Cape, SA



No matter your preference, there's a perfect wine pairing out there to elevate your next gathering!

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